Teacher Self Care

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Turn the Lights Back On

Turn the Lights Back On By NAfME Members Amy M. Knopps and Lori Schwartz Reichl “The shadow is the greatest teacher for how to come to the light.” ― Ram…

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Using a More Loving Language

Using a More Loving Language Kind Words Have Power By NAfME Member Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly…

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Life through the Lens of Music

Life through the Lens of Music By NAfME Member Stephanie San Roman In my very first undergraduate class we were asked to write our philosophy of music education. I have…

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A Shared Vision: 5 Steps to Creating and Maintaining It

A Shared Vision 5 Steps to Creating and Maintaining It By NAfME Member Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl “People working together in a strong community with a shared goal and a…

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Prioritizing People

Prioritizing People: Confront and Conquer Burnout Together By NAfME Member Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl  “You will burn and you will burn out; you will be healed and come back again.”―Fyodor…

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A Teacher’s Legacy: The Influence of Gratitude

A Teacher’s Legacy: The Influence of Gratitude By NAfME Member Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl   “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”—Henry Brooks Adams Improved Health…

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Tough Blows: An Educator’s Story of Defying the Odds

Tough Blows: An Educator’s Story of Defying the Odds Narrated by NAfME Member Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl with quotes by Wayne Magee “It’s not about the cards you’re dealt, but…

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Learn from My Mistakes

10 Things I Wish I Knew as a New Teacher By NAfME Member Erika Wahlers Dear new, motivated, excited, and eager teacher, Learn from my mistakes. Like every other part…

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New from J.W. Pepper: Wellness Resources for Musicians

Wellness Resources for Musicians By Julia Anderson This blog is sponsored by NAfME Corporate member J.W. Pepper. Music education is an immensely meaningful and rewarding career path: Each day, you…

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The Three-Legged Stool

The Three-Legged Stool Creating and Maintaining Stability in Education  By Dr. Kris Cosca and Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl  “Without a continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and…

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